Simon Zebo has issued a public apology to Michael Lowry after taunting the Ulster fullback while scoring his side’s fifth try of the night.
The former Munster man contributed to his side’s 44-12 victory over the Irish outfit and when he managed to convert his side’s fifth try of the night, he did so with an added level of swagger that did not go unnoticed by referee Nigel Owens.
Simon Zebo taunts his opponent as he scores ?
Nigel Owens isn't impressed ?
Simon Zebo apologises ?
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In the time since, Zebo took to this official Twitter page to clear up the matter and apologize directly to Michael Lowry – who was on the receiving end of the taunt.
Really sorry to Michael Lowry
Got too excited and I don’t do stuff like that as long as I’ve played.
I wouldn’t like my kids doing that and I’m disappointed in myself ..
Made a mistake, not in the spirit of the game..keep up the great work
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) October 20, 2018
Speaking post-match, he elaborated, stating the following:
“I’m still sick about it, I had to wait 10 minutes outside the dressing room to give him my jersey and apologise again.
“I’ve played the game for I don’t know how many years and I’ve never done anything like that, I just got too excited.
“I probably built up the game a bit too much in my head this week and let the emotions get the better of me for a few seconds.
“You live and learn, I wouldn’t want my kids to do that I’m and I’m very disappointed with myself.
“I feel shit, but he’s a lovely fella. As soon as I went over to apologise he was very receptive, we’d a good chat after the game. There’s no ill feelings or anything.
“These things happen, but I’d prefer if they didn’t happen to me.” (via The42.ie)